Rick Warren sounds a bit tired of this faux-controversy. It’s apparent that the Obama camp’s silly accusations are backfiring:

Some Obama supporters are claiming that McCain saw the questions before the forum began, giving him a leg up on Obama.

They’re dead wrong. That’s just sour grapes. They both did fantastically well. The only question he knew, I gave them the first question and I was changing the questions within an hour [before the forum began.] I talked to both of them a week before the debate and told them all the themes. I talked personally to John McCain and I talked personally to Barack Obama. I said, ‘We’ll talk about leadership, talk about the roles of government,’ I said I’d probably have a question about climate change, probably a question on the courts. I didn’t say, ‘I’m going to ask which Supreme Court justice would you not [nominate]. They were clearly not prepared for that.

A source at the debate tells me that McCain had access to some communications devices in the few minutes before he went on stage with you and that there was a monitor in his green room, in violation of the debate rules.

That’s absolutely a lie, absolutely a lie. That room was totally free, with no monitors–a flat out lie.

Democrats, not surprisingly, see some sort of Christianist conspiracy at work.


  1. Angie Lee

    Why didn’t the forum start when McCain got there and was in a “cone of silence”. That would has silenced any talk of McCain having any advantage. In his limo he could have watched from a T.V.

    Anyone with half a brain would question if he know what would be asked by arriving late.

  2. Alice Kravitz

    Stop the lies.

    Most political figures have more than enough real dirt on their hands, but it’s off limits to talk about it. Same way we don’t hear about drug and alcohol abuse in Hollywood.

    Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, O’Reilly — take note. You’re not journalists, you’re entertainers. Journalists relate what actually happened so we can all make informed decisions. You tell us what some housewife thought she might have heard and call it news. Then you repeat it a thousand times so everyone believes it. Stop the lies.

    If Jay Leno said Clinton slept with every intern in the White House, we’d all laugh. If Limbaugh said the same thing, his listeners would wonder why no one else is carrying this “important news.”

    Unfortunately, making stuff up is good entertainment, and Americans just LOVE entertainment. Even when it’s labeled ‘news.’

    The **real** problem is that we, as a society, don’t really care to know the difference between fact and fiction, and we like it that way. It’s fun to get upset along with Rush! (And, yes, it’s really stupid, too.)

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